Obituaries

Thu
27
Aug

Claude Charles Freeman

Claude Charles Freeman was born March 1, 1932, to Talran and Stella Freeman in Bristow, . He departed this life Aug. 26, 2015, at the age of 83 years, five months and 25 days. He spent his youth in Bristow where he also attended school. On March 5, 1954 Patricia Banks and C.C. Freeman were united in marriage. They enjoyed 61 years together before she passed earlier this year. From this union were born three daughters, Roberta, Rhonda and LeAnn. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, journaling and painting with family. He retired from Kwikset. He also served his country in the United States Navy. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Tue
25
Aug

Wanetta Mae Gibson

Wanetta Mae Gibson was born Jan. 29, 1930, to Charles and Lillie Mae Craig in Shamrock.  She departed this life Aug. 17, 2015, at the age of 85 years, six months and 19 days. She had been a Bristow area resident since 2001, moving 
here from Heavener. On Dec. 6, 1947, Donald Wayne Gibson and Wanetta Mae Craig were united in marriage. They enjoyed 51 years together before his passing in 1998. Wanetta had worked as a chef at several different restaurants. 
She was a member of the Bristow First Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, sewing, baking and
canning. She was known as a quiet dignified woman who loved her family and the Lord. She is survived by five children, 
Thu
13
Aug

Shannon Stephen Mercer,

Shannon Stephen Mercer  was born May 26, 1977, inBristow. He departed this life Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at the age of 38 years, two months and 16 days. He was a 1995 graduate of Bristow High School. He had moved to Garland, Texas, from Bristow. He had worked as a xray pipeline technician for a number of years. He enjoyed fishing, playingcards, playing video games with his brother Preston, eagles, reading the Bible, music (including playing the guitar and singing), bowling, outdoor family gatherings and spending time with his nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Thu
13
Aug

Shannon Stephen Mercer,

Shannon Stephen Mercer  was born May 26, 1977, inBristow. He departed this life Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at the age of 38 years, two months and 16 days. He was a 1995 graduate of Bristow High School. He had moved to Garland, Texas, from Bristow. He had worked as a xray pipeline technician for a number of years. He enjoyed fishing, playingcards, playing video games with his brother Preston, eagles, reading the Bible, music (including playing the guitar and singing), bowling, outdoor family gatherings and spending time with his nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Thu
13
Aug

John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth was born Sept. 02, 1925, to Wilkes Pemberton Booth and Janette Mae (Stockton)  Booth in Red Oak,. He departed this life on Aug. 04, 2015, at the age of 89. John was a long timeDepew resident and a former  city council member. John honorably served his country in World War II. He was recognized by the Honor Flights Organization on Jan. 10, 2014 at the Claremore Veterans Center. John was retired from the oilfield. He was a tool pusher and had worked for many companies including Bob Pound Drilling and traveled all over the United States and  overseas. He enjoyed playing bingo, dominoes and poker. John will be sorely missed by all who knew him.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to your closest Veterans Center. We would also like to send a special thank you to the Claremore  Veterans Center and  Hospice Advantage for the  loving care given to John. He is survived by children,  Joe Booth of Clackamas, Ore.

Tue
11
Aug

Roy Lane

Roy Lane was born Jan.12, 1943, to Raymond and VeraMae Lane in Bakersfield,  Calif. He departed this life Aug. 6, 2015, at the age of 72years, six months and 25 days. In 1964 a daughter was  born to him, Vicki White. On Sept. 20, 1965, Roy Lane and Donna Dodd were united in marriage. To this union were born three daughters, LaDonna, Rockie and Tonia. He was a retired brick mason. He was a member of the Freedom Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and dominos. He also enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Donna of Bristow; three daughters, Vicki Jeffries of Bixby, Rockie Rake of Bristow and Tonia Wetzel of Bristow; three sisters, Rose Dixon of Bristow, LaVern Cornwell of Bristow and Betty Jean Baker of Bristow; one brother, Raymond Lane Jr.

Thu
06
Aug

Charles McClain

Services for Charles McClain were held Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Welty Full Gospel Chapel with Bro. Jim Deaton officiating. James “Charles” Edward Mc- Clain was born May 23, 1942, in Micawber to James McClain and Mary ( Johnson) Hightower. He passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at his home in Welty at the age of 73. Mr. McClain was a longtime resident of the Welty area. He and Virginia Montgomery were married June 18, 1959, in Chandler. Charles worked many years in the oilfields and enjoyed gardening and watching westerns and sports on television. He was also a member of the Welty Full Gospel Chapel. He is preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Glenda Bailey and Vicky McMillen; one son, Ricky McClain and three grandchildren, Melissa, Ashley and Sarah.

Tue
04
Aug

Bonnie Lee Myers Wilson

Bonnie Lee Myers Wilson was born Jan. 15, 1938, to William Clyde and Maude Johnson Myers. She departed this life July 29, 2015, at the age of 77 years, six months and 14 days. Bonnie graduated from Council Hill High School. She married Bobby Gene Wilson on March 30, 1956. From this union were born three children, Sherri, Larry and Steve. She worked as a clerk at the Bristow Health Department for many years before retiring. She was a member of the Bristow Christian Center. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Jo Stoneburner and husband, John of Midwest City and Nellie Lou Adams of Council Hill; three children, Sherri Coggin and husband Mark of Sand Springs, Larry Wilson and wife Vicki of Bristow and Steve Wilson of Bristow; grandchildren, Laura Wilson of Terre Haute, Ind., Kara Wilson of Terre Haute, Ind. and Daniel Wilson of Terre Haute, Ind., Emma Coggin of Sand Springs, Joe Hill of Nowata and Jessica Hill of Bristow; great grandchildren, Austin Halley and Audrey Zimmerman.

Thu
30
Jul

Bonnie Lee Myers Wilson

Bonnie Lee Myers Wilson, born Jan.15, 1938, passed from this life on July 29, 2015. Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Bristow Christian Center. A full obituary will follow in the Bristow News on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

Thu
30
Jul

Mike DeVault

Michael DeVault passed from this life suddenly at his rural Bristow residence on July 28, 2015, at the age of 60 years, one month and 15 days. A memorial service will be held in Texas on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Time of service is still pending. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to the care of Michael's Funeral Home of Bristow. Mike DeVault was born on June 13, 1955, to the late Archie Jerome DeVault, Jr. and Mona Elizabeth (Young) DeVault. Mike moved here from Texas three years ago and was a proud member of BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse). He had a passion for motorcycles, farm animals, barbequing with the family and chasing his great-grandson around for a kiss. He also enjoyed working on the farm and sharing his acquired knowledge and trade skills. Mike had spent many years as a welder. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth De- Vault.

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